gregor in The Metamorphosis

wishes to escape. Freud's identification of the father with God is symbolically repeated here as Gregor's father chases him back into his room with a walking stick. Gregor's father, extremely concerned that Gregor continue making money, does not make any himself. The picture itself, representing a woman, seems to be a metaphor for an actual love interest for Gregor.

Gregor in The Metamorphosis
gregor in The Metamorphosis

He then attempts to move the upper part of his body, which turns out to be easier, but then realizes that falling out of bed like that would injure his head. has become everybody's question, Jewish alienation the template for all our doubts. Beats up bad guys. On the contrary, Gregor's primary feeling is one of guilt. Gregor's former membership in the military symbolizes his later membership in the capital economy. We are told very little about this insect, except that it has a segmented body, numerous legs, a sensitive bottom, and a few other random and uninformative details. We get also the impression that Gregor is already alienated from his own body, since the sudden change does not inspire any strong feeling in him. Franz Kafka, published in German as, die Verwandlung in 1915. Personal illness is unimportant. The climax of this chapter seems to be Gregor's speech to the chief clerk as the latter is attempting to leave the apartment. No one outside understands a word of what Gregor has said due to the change in his voice.